Buona Vista

As studies reveal a high chance for online fatigue due to daily work which relies heavily on the internet due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one-day trips are no longer a leisure. It has become important to detach yourself from work and the confines of your home-turned-office.

Hence, here’s a list of five things you can do should you make a side-trip to Singapore’s Buona Vista area:

  1. Brisk walking, catching the morning breeze at One-North Park

Located near Rochester West and opposite the Star Vista, One-North Park is specifically created to give people an area where they could either relax, do some recreational activities like jogging and meditation, and hang out with friends.

Just a five-minute walk from the Buona Vista MRT Station, it easily accessible..  You can also bring your car and park it over at nearby buildings.

Location: Slim Barracks Rise, Singapore

Hours: 24 hours daily

  1. Enjoy SG’s skyline at SkyPark Observation Deck

No visit to Buona Vista is complete without looking at Singapore’s skyline and architectural marvel from the SkyPark Observation Deck.  It is well-recommended that in fact, several trip guides and tour experts suggest this spot to tourists living outside of Singapore.

The structure is an attraction from the outside as it looks like a boat was fitted on the top a building.  But inside, you get to see a panoramic view of Singapore’s skyscrapers and thoughtfully planned spaces.

Location: Marina Bay Sands Singapore

Hours: 11 am to 9 pm

KOI Cafe

  1. Sip on Bubble tea at KOI Café Buona Vista

KOI Café is located at the Star Vista shopping center that is connected to the MRT Buona Vista Station — which means it is accessible to a lot of people.  But aside from that, they’re one of the most famous milk tea shops in Singapore, with some of their products like the Earl Grey Milk Tea going out of stock due to popular demand.

With different flavors of milk tea from the traditional Bubble Milk Tea to the Chocolate variant and with price ranges of S$3.50 to S$4.50 — plus different customizations to choose from — getting a drink at KOI Café is surely a well-deserved treat for you and your buddies.

Location: 00 North Buona Vista Road, #01-02/03, Buona Vista MRT Station, Singapore 139345

Hours: 10 am to 10 pm

  1. Alfresco Dining at 5 Senses Bistro

Another shop located inside Star Vista, 5 Senses Bistro provides alfresco dining, which is both refreshing and safe in terms of health measures against COVID-19.  With good reviews all over and a wide variety of meals to choose from, 5 Senses Bistro is the best way to unwind and dine in the new normal setup.

With full meals ranging from S$12.00 to Australian Grain-fed Ribeye Steak at S$19.15, affordable food has never been this delicious.

  1. Night Stroll at Boat Quay

There’s something about night lights that not only makes the eye relaxed, but also nourishes the soul despite being a reminder that the day is finally over.  But Boat Quay is not only about the Singapore skyline and port lights at night: there are several establishments — from food hubs to pubs that you can visit.

As establishments were allowed to maintain the old architecture, the historic touch also gives a different vibe!

Location: Bonham Street, Singapore 049782

Hours: 24 hrs daily

What is the perfect weekend activity for you? 

Whatever your choice is, you deserve to go out and have fun. However, going on a trip can be pricey. Make sure you will not run out of money to unwind. If you’re short on budget, there is a reliable moneylender near Buona Vista that can help you finance your dream getaway!

Raffles Credit is one of the most trustworthy moneylenders in Singapore that offers flexible loan packages to meet different needs.